Curated by Michael Hernandez de LunaSextablos featured the work of 60 contributing artists who were asked to adapt the Mexican retablo (small paintings on metal) typically reserved for personal expressions of piety, to explore personal, unconventional attitudes regarding sex as the spice of life. Sextablos showcased more than 160 panels –  all 8 x 10-inch artworks on metal. A full gamut of the topic was explored, from bawdy to beautiful.

The work included not only addressed topics of sexual taboo, promiscuity, lust, and religious or political policies restricting behaviors (in the wake of NEA funding being pulled from funding artists directly), but also noting the connection between sex and Rock n’ Roll.

  • August 28, 1999 – October 16, 1999
  • The Del Prado

Featured Artists

Tim Anderson, Elaine Ball, Sharon Bladholm, Brenda Barnum, Robert Billings, Thomas Billings, J.S.G. Boggs, Allan Bolle, Kris Cahill, Max King Cap, Dan Christmas, Carlos Cortez, Glen Davies, Cheryl dos Remedios, Suzanne Endsley, Eleanor Spiess Ferris, Joe Fontana, Martin Giese, Lorri Gunn, Pablo Helguera, Marcia Henderson, Ricardo Hernandez, Michael Hernandez de Luna, Connie Hinkle, Jo Hormuth, Richard Hull, Doug Huston, George Klauba, Ruth Laing, Micki LeMieux, Jeff Levine, Jim Lutes, Ariel Martian, Dorothy Mason, Nathan Mason, Charise Mericle, James Mesple, Teresa Mucha, Tracy Ostmann, Aron Packer, John Phillips, Kimberly Piotrowski, Allan Pocius, Monica Rezman, Brian Ritchard, Israel Romero, Paul Rosin, Jena Scott, Andres Serrano, Elizabeth Shreve, Lucy Slivinski, Donald Stahlke, Diana Sudyka, Michael Thompson, John Unger, Robert Valadez, Daniel Wenk, Glenn Wexler, Karl Wirsum, Takeshi Yamada, Jeff Zimmerman, and Mary Lou Zelzany.

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